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Dave Grohl: Greatest Hits Is Like "Obituary"
Ben Hewitt , November 4th, 2009 08:28

Singer says new compilation is "premature"

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has described his band's new greatest hits compilation as "premature" and suggested it looked like "an obituary".

The singer told BBC Newsbeat: "It still seems premature because we're still a functioning, active band. Those things can look like an obituary. We were asked to do this a long time ago. We wrote it into a deal a long time ago – that's how it works."

He also suggested that he the record has been released at the request of their label, SonyBMG, and that he wasn't impressed by the tracklisting, adding: "They [Sony] started asking about four years ago, and we said, 'Don't we need some hits?' It's like a CliffsNotes version of what we've been doing for the last 15 years. I think there are better songs than some of those."

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